Stratford Shields learned a lot about making a budget and how to best use one’s assets when he was working for the Ohio State University. He saw the opportunity for the university’s parking lots to become private and started working on a plan to make that come to be. It didn’t happen right away, but it was a smart plan that eventually paid off. Stratford Shields now works in Chicago for a banking group that specializes in public finance. The bank, Loop Capital Markets, has clients all across the midwestern United States.
Stratford Shields dedicates a lot of his time to thinking and coming up with the best strategies possible. There are times when he is traveling or meeting with clients, but when he is working from home, he likes to get a head start on the day and get up early to go to his office before he is needed there so that he has time to think. He also spends a good amount of time reading, and he says that if he could tell his younger self something to live by, it would be to stop paying attention to negative people.
Stratford Shields was inspired by his work at the Ohio State University and became interested in doing bigger things in business because of the work he did there. He then moved on to working at various other businesses, and one of the things that have helped him to succeed is to get to know his clients. He has also succeeded by not giving too much time to the things that he knew probably weren’t going to come to be. Stratford Shields believes in thinking outside the box, and he believes in always taking the time to think about what will actually work so that he saves time and is able to succeed.
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